The Northland Community Council is comprised of organizations (primarily civic, home-owner, and condominium associations) from across the Northland area. Through their representatives, these member-organizations share information, lobby for and promote the area, and conduct the business of the Council. Current, active members are listed below in alphabetical order. Membership requirements can be found in Article IV of the Northland Community Council By-Laws.
Blendon Woods Civic Association
The original association was created in 1988. It started out as a block watch group, but because there was a lot of new construction happening in the area the organizers decided to create a civic association from the block watch group.This newly formed civic association was called “The Blendon Estates Civic Association.”
Our subdivision was built as three phases: Blendon Estates – Phase I; Blendon Estates – Phase II; and The Woods at Blendon. The original association was formed from residents of the first two phases, thus the name: Blendon Estates Civic Association. After The residents of The Woods at Blendon asked to join the group its name was changed to “The Blendon Woods Civic Association.” A few years later, a new section was developed off of Broadview Road (with houses on Panorama and Swingley Drives) was also approved to join the group.BWCA's current geographical boundaries are: North – Beaver Head; South - Broadview Road; West – Wolf Run Drive; East – Eagle Head Drive.
There are currently 325 homes that are in our civic association. Roughly 65% of the homeowners are dues paying members of the association. We plan several events throughout the year: an Annual Spring Garage Sale, the Fourth of July Parade, and a Pumpkin Party in October. We have an annual dues drive. We publish a neighborhood directory as well as bi-monthly newsletter. Because the city of Columbus does not always plow our streets in the winter we had decided a few years ago to ask residents for additional money to plow our own streets. The snow plowing is paid for out of the general fund.
You can visit www.neighborhoodlink.com/Blendon_Woods for more information.
Cooperwoods Condominium Association
Cooperwoods Condominium was created in 1984 as a conversion of an apartment community constructed in 1977. It sits on top a bluff on the west side of Cooper Rd., with it's entrance off of Granada Hills. This picturesque property is surrounded on three sides by wooded areas. There are eight residential buildings and one community building, a pool, and two creeks on six and a half acres.
The Board of Trustees has a more hands-on disposition than most, and its purpose is to maintain a strong community by managing assets, ensuring compliance with covenants and by-laws, and preserving the property values of the owners.
Cooperwoods Block Watch, founded in 1991, was one of the first in the City of Columbus. Several on-site meetings are held and National Night Out is observed each year with a community cook out.
Forest Park Civic Association
The community of Forest Park consists of almost 2900 private residential properties (single-family homes and duplexes), plus apartments, condominiums, commercial properties, city-owned parks and schools, in approximately 1.4 square miles of the Northland area of northeast Columbus, Ohio. These properties adjoin a total of 132 distinct streets and courts maintained by the city of Columbus. The communityʹs approximate center is near the intersection of Karl Road and Sandalwood Place in Columbus.
Forest Park is located in the Northland region of northeast Columbus, Ohio (Franklin County), north of Morse Road, south of State Route 161, east of Interstate 71, and west of Cleveland Avenue. Karl Road separates Forest Park East and West. Forest Park is approximately 8 miles NNE, and 12 miles by highway, from the center of downtown Columbus (Broad & High Streets). Nearby communities include the cities of Westerville (to the northeast) and Worthington (to the northwest) and the village of Minerva Park (to the east). The entire community is within the Columbus city limits, Sharon Historic Township, the Northland planning district, the Columbus City school district, area code 614 and ZIP (postal) code 43229. The approximate geographic center of the community is located at 40.0765 (N) latitude, -82.9705 (W) longitude.
Nearly every street in Forest Park is lined with trees (hence the name) in city-owned tree lawns, and most individual parcels also include one or more mature trees. Street names are mostly derived from species of trees (though not necessarily descriptive of the trees found along them). Virtually every street in Forest Park has sidewalks on both sides of the street, which was not typical of construction during the early 1960's in Columbus.
The Forest Park Civic Association (FPCA) was founded as a not-for-profit Ohio corporation in April 1962 and continues to provide services to and advocate for residents of the community. It is funded by voluntary dues paid by households and businesses in the community during an annual membership drive. The Forester, the Forest Park newsletter, averages 24 pages and is delivered to more than 3500 homes in and around Forest Park every month except February. It is free of charge to area residents and largely self-supporting through advertising by local businesses. The FPCA also publishes a triennial Forest Park Directory of residents, provided at no additional charge to paid member households.
The Karmel-Woodward Park Civic Association serves over 1,100 homes in the subdivisions of KarMel Village, Morse Manor and Woodward Park. We are located north of Morse Road, south of Woodward Memorial Park, east of I-71 and west of Karl Road in the heart of Northland. The subdivisions offer a variety of quality homes built in the 1960s and 1970s along mature tree lined streets. The area hosts Woodward Park Shopping Center, Milano’s Center, Valley Forge Elementary School, Woodward Park Middle School, St. Anthony Catholic Church & Elementary School, Northland Swim Club Community Pool, and easy walking access to Woodward Nature Preserve and Park and Woodward Recreation Center. The park offers walking paths & nature trails, tennis courts, shelter house, playground, basketball courts, baseball diamonds, and soccer fields.
KWPCA’s mission is to improve the quality of life through cooperation. We hold monthly meetings, both social and informational, and deliver a monthly newsletter to get timely local information to our residents. We have an established, informational Block Watch program. Karmel-Woodward Park Civic Association continues to work with local city government to make our community a great place for families to live, work, and play.Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maize-Morse Tri-Area Civic Association
Founded by local residents in the late 1970’s, the mission of MMTACA is to preserve the quality of life in the area by serving as the collective voice of all residents. MMTACA keeps lines of communication open and fosters an equal partnership with area businesses and local government agencies in resolving issues of mutual concern. Through our regular newsletters and website, MMTACA keeps residents and local businesses informed about issues. We coordinate and publicize fun-filled family activities and neighborhood events. We maintain a community calendar, organize Block Watch programs and conduct many other activities which make the neighborhood a great place to live.
Among the activities that the Maize Morse Tri-Area Civic Association coordinates are a neighborhood yard sale, National Night Out safety events, beautification awards, and a Neighborhood Christmas party.
The mission of the Maize Morse Tri-Area Civic Association is to maintain a high quality of life in the community through partnerships with residents, businesses, and local governmental agencies for the purpose of resolving issues of mutual concerns.
Minerva Park Community Association
The Village of Minerva Park was incorporated in 1940, but the process of developingt of the old amusement park site into a housing community had actually begun in the 1920’s. Progress was drastically slowed by the Great Depression, but in 1940 Minerva Park finally incorporated as a municipality. The incorporation created a Village government consisting of a Mayor and a Village Council along with a police and fire departments. By the 1970’s the Village of Minerva Park had grown to its current boundaries, spreading SE from the corner of State Route 161 and Cleveland Avenue to Westerville Road. Today, Minerva Park’s population is relatively steady at approximately 1,277 people living in 564 households. Minerva Park residents also enjoy being a part of the Westerville school district and the greater Blendon Township community. The Minerva Park Community Association (formerly the Minerva Park Civic Association), was founded in 1971, and continues to serve Village residents today. Please visit www.minervapark.org for more information.
North Side Health Advisory Committee
Northland Area Business Association
Peppertree Condominium Association
The Village at Preston Woods Condominium Association
The Village at Preston Woods is a community of 11 four-unit ranch condo buildings located on approximately 8 acres along Hamilton Road about one-half mile north of State Route 161. It is a fairly new community, having been established in 2006. In addition to the condos, there is a Club House with an exercise room, a pool, and a pond. It is ideally situated to allow easy access to I-270, I-670, and SR-161 which makes getting to Easton, Polaris, downtown Columbus, or practically any part of town no big deal.
The Condominium Association Board was formed in 2011 and serves as the governing body for the community; ensuring that services such as landscape maintenance, snow removal, trash pick-up, and architectural integrity are provided for all residents. The Board also establishes rules and regulations so that the community can function smoothly and we maintain fiscal accountability over the Association's funds.
Presently, the population of the community is pretty evenly divided between renters and resident-owners, with a wide range of ages represented in both groups. We enjoy the diversity provided by the presence of young families with children, older two person families, singles, retired folks, and people still in the work-force.
Recently, we have begun to reach-out to surrounding communities such as New Albany, Westerville, and Gahanna, as well as several agencies that are active in the area. Even though we are a small group, we are eager to be involved in what's going on around us and to stay abreast of local developments.
Rolling Ridge Home Owners Association
Salem Civic Association
The Salem Civic Association (SCA) was originally founded in 1969 and was most recently re-chartered with the City of Columbus in 2007. It represents over 2,000 Salem-area residents to a number of civic bodies and municipal offices, including the Columbus City Council, Office of the Mayor and the Northland Community Council on issues of public safety, zoning, development and more. The SCA also provides a platform for community-building & advocacy, and represents a commitment on behalf of the residents of Salem to promote, maintain and continuously better their neighborhood.
The boundaries of Salem are defined as State Route 161 to the north, the railroad tracks along Indianola Ave to the west, Interstate 71 to the east, and Morse Rd. to the south. It includes a number of developments, including Salem Village, Chaseland Manors, Pencader and Indianola Estates. Landmarks within Salem include Chaseland Park, Salem Elementary School, and Bob Poste Lake.
Today, Salem is a neighborhood in transition with many young families joining a community that is still home to a significant percentage of its original residents. This mix has produced a local culture that blends youthful vigor with quiet, tree-lined streets and endless opportunities for social engagement. That culture, paired with great proximity to major commercial centers (like Polaris Fashion Place and Easton Towne Center) and easy access major traffic arteries (including I-71, Morse Road and High Street) make Salem a very desirable place to live.
Participation in the Salem Civic Association is voluntary and open to all residents, businesses and other stakeholders. The association is very active, and meets in-whole on the 4th Tuesday of each month (except for December). Visit www.salemcivic.org for more information.
Sharon Woods Civic Association
The Sharon Woods Civic Association geographical area is bounded on the south by Highway 161, on the north by Schrock Road, on the west by Karl Road, and on the east by Maple Canyon Avenue.
The Association was founded in 1967 and is organized as a not for profit corporation and operated exclusively for the civic betterment of the geographical area listed above. Approximately 2,100 homes and condominiums are located within these boundaries.
The Executive Board of the Association is the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. There are 12 Trustees that represent the various areas of Sharon Woods and they meet monthly (except August) with the Executive Board to conduct community business. Meetings are conducted on the 1st Thursday of each month.
A community newsletter is published every 2 months (6 times a year) and is called The Gatepost. Local events, Block Watch information, advertising and general information on happenings in the community are published. The Gatepost is distributed to the 2,100 homes in Sharon Woods by Dispatch Services on the last Sunday in February, June, August, October and December. The April newsletter is distributed by officers and trustees in early May, door to door, for our annual membership drive.
Membership in the Sharon Woods Civic Association is collected once a year and dues are $12.00 for general membership and $10.00 for seniors. We have been fortunate in keeping our dues very reasonable and it is because of members making additional contributions and fund raising events.
Life is good in Sharon Woods.
Sprucefield Condominium Association
Waltham Home Owners Association
Westerville Woods Civic Association
Membership in the Westerville Woods Civic Association (WWCA) is open to all residents of the Westerville Woods subdivision. The Association strives to create a positive community group to maintain the subdivision, communicate events to members, and provide input to the City of Columbus on issues that impact the quality of life in the area.
Westerville Woods is conveniently located on the North East Side of Columbus off of State Route 3 (Westerville Rd) between Morse Rd and State Route 161 (E. Dublin-Granville Rd) which is inside the I-270 Beltway. The lay out of the streets connects with the subdivisions to the North and South sides, but there is not a through way to any major street so automobile traffic is low. Westerville Woods was built from 1990-1998 with 151 single family home sites. Decorative street lights were provided at the time of construction, and all streets have sidewalks. It is in the Westerville City School district, and within 3 miles of Easton Shopping Center, Giant Eagle, Kroger, Meijer, WalMart, Sam's Club, Kohls, and many more large and local stores. There are also many churches, fitness facilities, and clubs nearby.
The Alum Creek is our Eastern Boarder. Along this is the Alum Creek Walking and Biking Trail. The entrance to the trail is located at Mautino Drive and Wingfield Street. Residents may travel it South to the Easton Ball Fields, and North to the City of Westerville with several small parks on the way. Directly behind our Southern border is Parkridge Park with a children's play area.
Please visit http://www.westervillewoods.org for more information.
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